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IMG_0640Yoga: Curvy Yoga for people of all shapes and sizes 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Westside Yoga Center, $15 drop-in fee ($12 seniors) /$12 per class with card ($8/seniors), and special offers (see website).

Oct. 2, 9 & 16Triumph Over Terror: How Two Men Survived Nazi Horrors – 2-4 p.m.,  Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 6630 Nall Avenue, Mission, KS. Two Holocaust survivors, one a young Jewish boy, the other a Catholic teenage Polish Resistance fighter, would meet years later as professors at KU and form a strong bond of friendship. Based on Caryn’s book Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other. This Osher class (fee of $45) requires pre-registration.

Oct. 11 – Writing as Homecoming at Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing.  Writing is a way of coming home to who we really want and our home base of life. Come write your way home and in community in this welcoming circle. Using short, lively writing prompts, we’ll discover what we have to say to each other and the world, and more about what home and homecoming mean to us. All who write and/or want to write are welcome. Please bring a notebook or paper, and a pen. Free, but pre-registration required.

goldberg2Oct. 14, 21 & 28 - Triumph Over Terror: How Two Men Survived Nazi Horrors – 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Lakeview Village, Southridge Treetop Activity Center, 14001 W. 92nd Street, Lenexa, Kan. Two Holocaust survivors, one a young Jewish boy, the other a Catholic teenage Polish Resistance fighter, would meet years later as professors at KU and form a strong bond of friendship. Based on Caryn’s book Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other. This Osher class (fee of $45) requires pre-registration.

Oct. 18 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 2-4 p.m., Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street North, Wichita, KS 67220-2200

Oct. 19 – Eighth Day Books Birthday Celebration Reading. Join Caryn as she presents 10659443_10205189067667537_4116990912710227025_npoems and prose from two recent books, Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies, and Poem on the Range: A Poet Laureate’s Love Song To Kansas, Stephen Locke as he talks about weather chasing and photography for Chasing Weather, and Roy Beckemeyer, as he reads poems from his new collection, Music I Could Once Dance To. Eighth Day Books, 7 p.m., 2838 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS

Oct. 19 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Salina Public Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 2-4 p.m., Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm, Salina, KS  67401

Oct. 27 – Dec. 14 – Changing the World with Words: Transformative Language Arts (TLA) Foundation (online class). This thorough introduction to all things TLA encompasses the personal and the global, the contemporary and the historic, and how TLA can be practiced through writing, storytelling, performance, song, and collaborative, expressive and integrated arts. Each week includes short readings, a lively discussion, and invigorating writing prompts to help you articulate more of your own callings. This class, offered by the Transformative Language Arts Network (TLA Network), is also required for TLA Foundations Certification.high res Chasing Weather Cover

Nov. 5 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Lawrence Public Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 700 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS 66044

Nov. 6, 13 & 20 – Nine Poets to Change Your Life, 2-4 p.m. (11/13 at 1-3 p.m.), Maple Woods Community College, 2601 NE Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO – Through dipping our toes in a spectrum of poetry, we can find new direction, clarity and vibrancy in our lives. Learn about William Stafford, Rumi, Adrienne Rich, Joy Harjo, Rita Dove, Sharon Olds, Li-Young Lee, Denise Low and Wyatt Townley through poems, videos or audios of the poets sharing their work, and 20–30 minutes to try our hand at short writing prompts inspired by our reading, with the opportunity to share our writing with others. This Osher class (fee of $45) requires pre-registration.

Dec 7 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Topeka Public Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 7 p.m., Topeka Public Library, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66604.

Jan. 12 – Mar. 8 – Poetry Playhouse (online class). Create a whole collection of new and revised poetry through entering the playhouse to explore, experiment, play, rest, unearth, and renovate your writing while honing in on your increased capacity to create, craft, and revise your poetry. We’ll draw on innovative writing prompts (including poems, questions, videos and guidance for creating your own bag of tricks all life long) to access poetic material from the interior rooms and external spaces of your life. See all the details here. Early bird promotion — register by 12/12/14 and get $20 off the class.

Mar. 9 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Emporia State University. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site.

Mar. 21 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Boone County Historical Society. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site.

IMG_0913May 10-15 – Brave Voice: Writing & Singing for Your Life (with Kelley Hunt). Join us for the 10th annual retreat to fire up your creative soul with writing, songwriting, singing, and other arts, all of which is open to you whether you are just beginning or a seasoned artist, musician or writer. Held in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, Brave Voice has helped many come home to their bravest and most meaningful voice, art, work and life. Early bird registration expires 12/15/14. Details here.